About Scout Energy Partners

About Us


Scout Energy Partners is a private energy firm. Scout focuses on the acquisition, operation and improvement of upstream energy assets and associated midstream energy infrastructure.

Scout assets are long-lived, mature production characterized by predictable cash flow and shallow declines. Scout prefers operated assets and improves value through cost reduction, production enhancement and product marketing initiatives, leveraging the firm’s best-in-class technical and financial talent. Scout is an experienced cross-disciplinary team of industry professionals that have extensive asset sourcing, underwriting, production operations, geology, reservoir development, land/leasing, midstream/product marketing and financial experience. The firm employs over 150 staff in its corporate office and over 750 staff across 37 field offices in six states.

Scout evaluates assets from all sources but focuses on non-marketed assets or assets where the firm has a specific geographic or geologic expertise. Scout has a rigorous process and a proprietary software system that allows for the identification, prioritization and acquisition of these opportunities.

Since establishing its first institutional fund in 2011, Scout has completed over 50 acquisitions with over $2 billion in acquisition value.

Our Operating Model


Scout’s model diverges from the traditional energy private equity model, where independent, branded, separately managed portfolio companies each employ a unique strategy. As an operator, Scout directly acquires, integrates, operates and improves asset through the life of each fund. Day-to-day operations are managed by Scout employees and field-level staff. Periodically Scout may acquire non-operated assets managed by an independent operator, but Scout’s core focuses is on the acquisition and exploitation of operated upstream assets and associated midstream infrastructure that generate more conservative, predictable outcomes.

Our History


Scout was founded in 2009, initially working on an advisory basis to private middle market upstream operators and funds, evaluating over $1 billion in assets in the first 24 months and completing over $60 million in transactions.

In 2011 Scout initiated its first blind-pool discretionary direct investment fund for institutional investors. Fundraising was completed in 2012.

By 2014 Scout established operations in Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma through 20 acquisitions and had grown to 45 headquarters and field staff.

2014 completed fundraising for Scout II.

In 2016 Scout completed Scout II investments, adding to operations in Texas and establishing operations in Montana.

2016 completed fundraising for Scout III.

In 2017 Scout completed investing Scout III, adding to operations in Texas and Kansas, and establishing North Dakota operations.

2018 completed fundraising for Scout IV.

In 2019 Scout completed investing Fund IV, closed the largest acquisition in firm history in Southwest Kansas, expanded its footprint into Utah, and completed its first co-investment.

2020 completed fundraising for Scout V.

To date, the firm has grown to over $2 billion in acquisitions and produces over 110,000 boepd across 4+ million acres from 660+ mmboe of reserves. Today the Scout team has over 830 headquarters and field staff